Patagonia Founder and Recipient of Fielding Social and Ecological Justice Award Yvon Chouinard Takes Stand for Environment

2022-10-07T12:42:24-07:00

Yvon Chouinard Yvon Chouinard is taking another stand for the environment. Recently, he forfeited ownership of Patagonia, a company he founded nearly 50 years ago, in favor of social and ecological justice. In a letter he pinned for Patagonia’s website, Chouinard outlines the thought processes behind his decision, eventually landing on a 100 percent transfer of the company’s voting stock into the Patagonia Purpose Trust. Holdfast Collective, a nonprofit that fights the environmental crisis and defends nature, will have control of the entirety of the non-voting stock. “If we have any hope of a thriving planet – much [...]

Patagonia Founder and Recipient of Fielding Social and Ecological Justice Award Yvon Chouinard Takes Stand for Environment2022-10-07T12:42:24-07:00

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award

2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Aiden Hirshfield, PhD Media Psychology Program alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D.’19, is the 2022 recipient of the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award. The Award will partially fund his project, Providing Critical Support for ASL Interpreters in the Mental Health Setting. The project goals are to support and offer additional educational opportunities to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who face considerable occupational stress and financial challenges. The project’s mission is to improve the vocational skills of interpreters. As part of the project, Dr. Hirshfield anticipates assessing how this training could affect ASL interpreters’ mental health and job functioning. The Award [...]

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award

2022-01-27T19:30:37-08:00

Contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging recognized The 2021 Fielding Creative Longevity and Wisdom Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award is presented to Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D., for his contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging. Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Whitehouse’s accomplishments include the establishment of The Intergenerational School, a unique public multi-age community school co-founded with his wife, Catherine. His fields of endeavor include cognitive/brain health, integrated health care, intergenerational learning, interprofessional practice, deep bioethics, organizational aesthetics, narrative epistemology, transmedia performance arts, civilization transformation, and play. He leads the InterHub in the Presencing Institute (MIT) and was [...]

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award2022-01-27T19:30:37-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding

2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative, Inc. has launched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) Certificate training in partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI). Dr. Bill White William White, EdD (2001), Fielding alum and CEO of the Collaborative, shared: “Building on Fielding’s scholar-practitioner model, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Certificate Program connects scholarly knowledge with practical application to support working professionals in the advancement of their DEI&A skills. Through our partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation, we expect to produce 5,000 quality diversity professionals nationwide in five years.” The Collaborative serves organizations and leaders by [...]

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

Announcing the 2021 Kipnes Award Recipients

2021-08-24T17:52:40-07:00

Myisha Driver, PhD’19 and Elizabeth Speck, PhD’11 are the recipients of the 2021 Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award We congratulate Dr. Driver and Dr. Speck on receiving the 2021 Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award. The Dianne Kipnes Endowed Fund for Social Innovation was established in 2016 by Clinical Psychology alum Dianne Kipnes, PhD, ’98, to support alumni research and projects that lead to lasting change across sectors and social issues. Previous Award recipients include alums Carrie Arnold, PhD’17, Larry Gebhardt, PhD’00, and Kate McAlpine, PhD’15. Dr. Driver’s project is titled Nurturing Psyches of Color. The project will support parenting Black [...]

Announcing the 2021 Kipnes Award Recipients2021-08-24T17:52:40-07:00

ISI Fellows: Feng & OD in China

2021-08-24T13:16:33-07:00

A monthly series of blog posts featuring the Fellows of Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation Established in 2002, the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that aim to produce more effective, sustainable, or just solutions than current approaches. Learn more about the ISI below. Jane Feng, PhD Jane Feng, PhD This Fielding ISI Fellow researches Practicing Organizational Development in China: applying seeing, thinking, and reframing as a way of intervention. This consulting project engages key leaders in organizational transformation from a state of rapid to sustainable growth through revamping HR systems and [...]

ISI Fellows: Feng & OD in China2021-08-24T13:16:33-07:00

ISI Fellows: Nemeth, Byrne & Leadership Competencies

2021-08-24T02:42:59-07:00

A monthly series of blog posts featuring the Fellows of Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation Established in 2002, the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that aim to produce more effective, sustainable, or just solutions than current approaches. Learn more about the ISI below. Ellen Keithline Byrne Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD Ellen is the co-founder of Her New Standard: The Playbook for Women Leaders, a business that accelerates women in leadership. Her clients include a wide range of industries, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and Major League Baseball. She holds an ICF executive coaching certification, [...]

ISI Fellows: Nemeth, Byrne & Leadership Competencies2021-08-24T02:42:59-07:00

ISI Fellows: Leslie McMichael & Stunt Safety

2021-08-24T16:36:40-07:00

A monthly series of blog posts featuring the Fellows of Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation Established in 2002, the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that aim to produce more effective, sustainable, or just solutions than current approaches. Learn more about the ISI below. Leslie McMichael, PhD This Fielding ISI Fellow researches The Effects of Concussions on Independent Performers in the Film & TV Industry. Bio: Dr. Leslie McMichael lives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. She has been a stunt performer since 1996 and a stunt coordinator since 2015. Her specialties include martial arts, wire [...]

ISI Fellows: Leslie McMichael & Stunt Safety2021-08-24T16:36:40-07:00

ISI Fellows: Erika Jacobi & the Language of Success

2021-08-24T16:07:00-07:00

This is the first in a monthly series of blog posts featuring the Fellows of Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation. Established in 2002, the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that aim to produce more effective, sustainable, or just solutions than current approaches. Learn more about the ISI below. Erika Jacobi, PhD ISI Fellow Erika Jacobi, PhD, researches Cognition, Language, and Identity in Successful Organizations. Bio: Dr. Jacobi is the Managing Director of LC GLOBAL®, a change, growth, and innovation consulting firm with offices in New York City and Munich Germany. She specializes [...]

ISI Fellows: Erika Jacobi & the Language of Success2021-08-24T16:07:00-07:00

Crossing Bridges, Connecting Lives

2017-06-07T12:59:08-07:00

Mentoring and Storytelling Project Aims to Show Our Commonality This month, at a lunch table in Downtown Los Angeles, unlikely dining companions shared their third meal together: a septuagenarian survivor of the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor alongside a former gang member whose life started in war-torn El Salvador. It was the final sponsored meal of several such new and unlikely sets of friends, brought together through a research project led by faculty member Connie Corley with the help of faculty member and co-researcher David Blake Willis. Photos by David Blake Willis Cruzando Puentes is a mentoring and storytelling project spanning generations [...]

Crossing Bridges, Connecting Lives2017-06-07T12:59:08-07:00
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